#2 Terps Edge James Madison Saturday

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HARRISONBURG, Va. - Senior midfielder Beth Glaros tallied four goals as the No. 2 Maryland women’s lacrosse team held off James Madison 13-10 Saturday.

Glaros notched four scores and added an assist, five ground balls, and four draw controls to help lift Maryland (11-0, 3-0 ACC) past a pesky JMU squad. Kelly McPartland added six points on three goals and three assists as the Terps limited an 11th consecutive opponent to 10 or fewer goals. Erin Collins and Zoe Stukenberg added two goals each.

Both teams exchanged goals to open the contest with Stukenberg putting the Terps on the board first with a goal from a McPartland assist at 28:00. The Dukes negated that tally with a score two minutes later before Stukenberg made it 2-1 game with a tally at 24:22.

JMU took the lead with consecutive scores from Amy Roguski and Stephanie Finley at 19:35 and 17:20, respectively, before the Terps managed a hefty 4-0 run – including a pair of goals from Glaros - in the final 8:32 of play of the first stanza to carry a 6-3 advantage into the locker room at the half.

Glaros continued that momentum into the second with a quick goal 54 seconds into the period for a 7-3 Terrapin lead.  Jaci Gordon snapped the Maryland scoring streak at 26:39 with a goal from Roguski but Griffin quickly answered with a Terrapin score 30 seconds later.

Roguski made it a three-goal game with a score at 22:38 before McPartland and Collins provided the Terps with a 10-5 lead with back-to-back goals 21 seconds apart with 18 minutes remaining.

JMU kept it close with three consecutive goals – including two by Betsy Angel – for a 10-8 score with 12:43 to play. Glaros extended the Terrapin cushion back to three with a goal from a Jen Mendez assist at 10:50. The Dukes sandwiched two Maryland goals in-and-around the seven-minute mark to cap the scoring at 13-10.

ACC Defensive Player of the Week Megan Douty led the Terps defensively with two caused turnovers, two ground balls and three draw controls. Maryland outshot JMU 29-19 on the day.

“We are happy to return to College Park today with a win against a tough James Madison team,” head coach Cathy Reese said. “They challenged us all over the field and their goalie made some great saves.  We did a nice job on the draw and were able to create some good offensive looks. We are looking forward to returning home after a tough few road games.”

Maryland heads back to College Park for a game against intrastate rival Towson at 7 p.m. Wednesday.